November 21, 2023 7:00 pm

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It’s about a sense of familiarity. It’s about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It’s about that contagious energy…in short, it’s about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

Performing to critical acclaim for over 20 years and over 3000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans, both young and old, to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

See Gray Valley play before Dark Star Orchestra on November 21 at 6 p.m. Gray Valley will be in the Capitol Lounge on the mezzanine of the CAC. A ticket to the Dark Star Orchestra Performance will be required for entry into the Capitol Lounge.

Gray Valley is a high energy, smooth, genre-bending band from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. They have been playing music together for over 10 years, developing their style and growing a fan base year after year. Featured at numerous venues, music and arts festivals, bars, restaurants, and private events – drawing loyal fans, and making new friends and followers in the process, from the East Coast and beyond.

They’ve shared bills with Cabinet, Magic Beans, Michael Glabicki (Rusted Root), John Kadlecik (Furthur) and his band the Golden Gate Wingman (members from Primus), and Ratdog. Their members include Clay Minier (lead guitar and vocals), Will Collier (bass and vocals), Andrew Leidich (Keys), Erick Paredes (saxophone and auxiliary percussion), and Trey Foehner (drums).

DANCERS WELCOME! For this performance, all seats on the Orchestra level are designated as “Standing Optional” to accommodate patrons who may want to dance. If you purchase seats in that area, please be considerate of other patrons’ comfort and stage visibility. Loge and Balcony seats are designated as “Non-Standing” seats for those that wish to stay seated during the performance.

BAG POLICY effective July 1, 2023 we have updated our bag policy across all events. Small clutch purses & wallets (6.5″ x 4.5” x 1”), clear totes, or (1) one-gallon, zip-close style plastic bag may be carried into the venue. All other bags are prohibited. For more details please visit our FAQs page.

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